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HULA good for the HEART! from Jan and Dave Baza

the following information was originally found in an article at the following website
http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2012/09/06/hula-found-to-be-promising-cardiac-rehabilitation-therapy/ 
extracted on 11/1/12 - thank you for your informative article, Mark Rulona!
Click the above link to see the entire article.

HELA study findings

  • The level of energy expended dancing hula, among competitive hula dancers when dancing continuously, is similar to a pick-up basketball game and a casual tennis match.  High intensity dances of hula were measured in the range of a competitive basketball or volleyball game.
  • Utilization of hula-based cardiac rehabilitation program was found, in preliminary results, to provide cardiopulmonary benefits similar to what is expected from a cardiac rehabilitation.
  • High levels of social support were created in the hula-based cardiac rehabilitation class. Participants reported improvement in mental and social well-being.  They also reported the cultural content enhanced the therapy and specifically that hula integrated mind, body, spirit and culture.-Adapted from a UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine news release

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So, not only is hula good for the soul, you now have a great excuse to get out there and have some fun! Go for it!

Message from Jan & Dave

  “One day of life is more valuable than all the treasures in the universe.”

Any person can become strong by dedicating themselves to a lofty purpose.  Those who have a noble, life-affirming cause to which they can dedicate themselves will usually deeply appreciate the value of their own lives as well as the lives of others.  Those who lack a lofty cause that enables them to forge and elevate their own lives will tend to be easily swayed by the torrents of ego, desire, and fear, and may even end up losing their lives for meaningless, petty matters.  It is important to cultivate our innate wisdom, courage, and compassion in order to respect and value our humanitarian “treasures.”

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The above information was retrieved from the Hula Newsletter from Jan and Dave Baza on 11/1/12. For more information or to sign up for their newsletters, please email Jan at huladancers@c-zone.net

 

 

 

 

 

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